Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
they are looking for is a common sense approach that says those who are law-abiding should continue to have the right to own a weapon, but that you don't believe that right should be extended to everyone at every time for every type of weapon. >> matt, what i think frank is getting at is that republicans generally in the nra specifically seem outside of the mainstream on gun issues. my perspective is on a range of social issues on abortion rights and same-sex marriage and whatever party is seeming at that moment to be too far to the extreme out of the mainstream is the party that is losing on the issue. i think we may be seeing gun rights as the next sort of war on women issue. what i mean by that is i'm pes niftic that legislation is going to pass the house that's going to change anything at the federal level. i think because republicans are now seeping so far out of the mainstream on this issue, gun control could pully become for the first time a winning issue for democrats to run on. >> i hope you're right. i think wayne la pierre's behavior and the dynamic we are seeing means who knows.
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
think. nancy lanza would have been a law abiding gun owner and i would like to know if i was moving out to the suburbs, i would like to know if the next door neighbor had a stockpile of weapons like she had. that's a decision that if you're moving in to a community, moving in to a particular neighborhood, i do think there's valuable information there. if you have kids or just in general, if you're going to live in an area, valuable to know, are lots of privately owned firearm s in this area. i'm in the middle on the ethics. there's a serious issue of pausing and thinking about it naming individual names and personal information like this in this kind of context although i'm swayed by the fact that this is publicly available information. at a certain point, we have already made the decision as a society that this information, who owns a gun, what their name is and where they live and this information should be out there and only thing they have done is to go out and collect it. if we want to take a step back and say it should be locked away and sealed, fine. right now we have made a deci